Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

There's now a reduced-fat avocado

There's now a reduced-fat avocado

Eurobanan's Isla Bonita brand, a Spanish fruit company, has now invented a new product that they are calling what they are an "Avocado Light" - a diet version of a traditional avocado that has 30 percent less fat than variety you'd typically find in a grocery store.

According to the BBC, a representative for Isla Bonita told Fruitnet that the low-fat creation could be the "second big jump in the development of the avocado market".

Avocado Light debuts in Madrid in late October.

Many are sceptical of the diet fruit, and wonder why it was necessary.

An average avocado has between 20g and 30g of fat, most of which is monosaturated fat which has been linked to reducing cholestrol and lowering the risk of cancer and heart disease, reported the BBC. But the company says they won't reveal the exact origins of the light avocado, because "revealing the exact place of cultivation would be tantamount to revealing a recipe, formula, or patent", it says on their website.

It's hard advice to follow as avocados don't keep longer than a day because they quickly turn brown, which can lead to food waste.

Hmm, since avocados are a fruit and fruit is healthy. we are not really sure why their is a need for a diet version?

You can still make guacamole with it and even mash it up on Al Roker's favorite avocado toast. or even add it into an avocado latte. Avocados are also low in sugar, high in fiber, and contain the monounsaturated "good" fat that helps to lower cholesterol.

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